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About that sinking feeling…

About that sinking feeling…

You have not been left out. You have not been left behind. You have not wasted your life. You have not failed your calling. ––– You still matter to God. You still have much to offer. You are still valuable to the world around you. The best is yet to come. ––– Now get...

Silver Bullets

There are no "silver bullets" or one-size-fits-all solutions. We may take giant steps from time to time, but they are still only steps in a journey that will –and must– continue until the day we die. "Success" in life is not so much about arriving as it is about...

Is it Really Love?

Is it Really Love?

"Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law." (Romans 13:10) Love is a word our culture loves to throw around without definition. We use it in a way that seems to say the essence of love is "always be nice to me and never tell me...

Jesus chose you to conquer with Him

Jesus chose you to conquer with Him

In Revelation chapter 17, ten mysterious kings rule for a short time, then consolidate their power in the hands of a great beast.  They then rally their forces, all their might and power, and make war upon Jesus and His people. Not only that, but in this endeavor they...

Jesus chose you to conquer with Him

You can overcome in Christ today

"Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that He can open the scroll and its seven seals."  (Revelation 5:5) What is that unsolvable problem in your life? What is that question that can't be answered, that stronghold...

Jesus chose you to conquer with Him

God has perfect rest prepared for you

And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire–and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.  (Revelation 15:2) In several places throughout...

Fear of Man

Fear of Man

Fear of man is a snare.  (Proverbs 29:25) The Gospel frees us from the insecurity of needing other people's opinions to validate our worth.  It frees us, therefore, from needing to manipulate the perceptions and impressions of everyone around us. This means that when...

Jesus chose you to conquer with Him

God’s gospel is about God’s glory

And I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.  And he said with a loud voice, "Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has...

Jesus chose you to conquer with Him

God still commands the chaos

And the [first] beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months...  Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them...and by the signs that [the second beast] is allowed to...